Noland's Articuno

Noland's Articuno
ダツラのフリーザー Datsura's Freezer
Noland Articuno.png
Noland's Articuno
Debuts in Numero Uno Articuno
Caught at Not caught
Gender Unknown*
Ability Pressure*
Current location Kanto
144
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Articuno Katsuyuki Konishi

Noland's Articuno (Japanese: ダツラのフリーザー Datsura's Freezer), while not technically his, was used in battles by Noland.

In the anime

 
Articuno and Noland

In Numero Uno Articuno, Ash and his friends spotted Articuno flying through the night sky, accompanied by a biplane. After meeting up with Noland, he explained that he had been cruising with Articuno the previous night. Max was impressed on how Noland caught such a powerful Pokémon, but Noland further explained that Articuno is wild, and a friend of his. Noland revealed that, on his biplane's maiden voyage, he was surprised to find an Articuno flying beside him. The Legendary bird had trouble flying due to an injured wing. The Factory Head managed to get the Pokémon to land on top of his plane and brought it down. Noland helped it to heal, and ever since then, Articuno had been regularly visiting him.

When Noland told Ash to select one of the Head's Pokémon to battle, Ash decided on Articuno. Noland asked it if it agreed to battle under his command, which it did. Soon after Ash's Charizard made a return from Charicific Valley to battle Articuno.

Noland battled Ash and Charizard with Articuno in The Symbol Life. Even though Charizard had the type advantage and had also learned Overheat prior to the battle, he still struggled against Articuno. Eventually, after a fierce battle, Charizard defeated Articuno with a devastating Seismic Toss, earning Ash the Knowledge Symbol.

Articuno reappeared in flashbacks in Gathering the Gang of Four!, A Pyramiding Rage!, and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

Personality and characteristics

Despite not being caught by Noland, Articuno formed a friendship with him after Noland treated its injured wing. As a result, it returned every now and then for a visit. It was close enough to Noland that it agreed to battle under his command, followed his commands in battle without hesitation, and trusted Noland's strategy.

Moves used

 
Using Ice Beam
Move First Used In
Ice Beam Numero Uno Articuno
Mist The Symbol Life
Steel Wing The Symbol Life
Water Pulse The Symbol Life
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Although Noland always uses random Pokémon when battled in Pokémon Emerald, Articuno is one of the possible rental Pokémon he can use. Like with the other rental Pokémon at the Battle Factory, its held item and moveset may vary, but it will always be set at level 100.

Pokémon Emerald
 
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
  Lum Berry
Articuno Lv.100
Ice Beam
Ice
Water Pulse
Water
Icy Wind
Ice
Roar
Normal
 
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
  Leftovers
Articuno Lv.100
Blizzard
Ice
Substitute
Normal
Toxic
Poison
Double Team
Normal
 
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
  BrightPowder
Articuno Lv.100
Ice Beam
Ice
Facade
Normal
Aerial Ace
Flying
Protect
Normal
 
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
  Chesto Berry
Articuno Lv.100
Blizzard
Ice
Double-Edge
Normal
Reflect
Psychic
Rest
Psychic
 
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
  Focus Band
Articuno Lv.100
Blizzard
Ice
Double-Edge
Normal
Agility
Psychic
Swagger
Normal
 
Types:
Ice Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
  Chesto Berry
Articuno Lv.100
Ice Beam
Ice
Aerial Ace
Flying
Reflect
Psychic
Rest
Psychic

In the manga

 
Articuno in the Ash & Pikachu manga

Ash & Pikachu

Noland's Articuno appeared in Off To The Battle Frontier!!. Ash battled it using his Charizard during his challenge with Noland. During the battle, Articuno managed to do fairly well against Charizard, despite the type disadvantage, but nevertheless, it eventually lost.

Moves used

 
Using Ice Beam
Move First Used In
Ice Beam Off To The Battle Frontier!!
Tackle × Off To The Battle Frontier!!
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately known by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Articuno.


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